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Get prepared and free admission to the Science Museum

elebrate preparedness during PrepareAthon, a free community event that will teach you how to be ready when a disaster strikes.



If you go into my basement you’ll find 3 gallons of water sitting on a dusty shelf. That is the extent of my preparedness. Despite my power going out for weeks at a time I still don’t do anything but talk about being prepared. The Science Museum of Virginia is doing their best to help me and others like me change from talkers of preparedness to actually being prepared.

On Saturday they’re hosting an event that includes all sorts of exhibits and workshops to get our collective rears in gear. Perhaps this will be the time that my three gallons of water will get some company.

From Science Museum of Virginia and NBC12:

Celebrate preparedness during PrepareAthon, a free community event that will teach you how to be ready when a disaster strikes! Uncover life-saving information to protect your family during an emergency and learn more about resiliency. Register for a Disaster Preparedness Workshop to receive a free Preparedness Kit, valued at $45, and meet with local experts to discuss safety preparedness.

Learn hands-only CPR, ride inside of an ambulance simulator and save three lives by donating blood. Sign up for a free rain barrel workshop at noon, limited to one barrel per family. Enjoy resiliency-themed climate change activities in the Museum, including Science on a Sphere® demonstrations, hands-on experiments in Eco Lab and beyond. Spaces for workshops are limited, call 804.864.1400 to reserve your space today!

Check out the PrepareAthon schedule here and find out how to challenge your family to be more resilient! Take a look at our Resiliency Checklist to determine your preparedness level.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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